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UNLV Threw the Tourney       

 

One could argue that the 1991 Semifinal game between Duke and UNLV was the most significant game of the past 20 years.  This was the game where Duke and Coach K went from another team to the team to beat.  This game was a year off the UNLV crushing of Duke 101-71 in the 1990 Championship game.  UNLV entered the game 34-0 with a winning average of more than 27ppg while averaging 98+ppg.  They defeated a Georgetown team that featured Mutombo and Mourning.  Duke on the other had was a 30-5 2nd seed.

 

Why the upset?

 

Just months following the game, photos were published of UNLV players Anderson Hunt, Moses Scurry, and David Butler sitting a tub with felon and noted "sports fixer Richard Perry:

 

 

 

Where there is smoke there is fire.  The point is that basketball is a sport easily fixed.  Payers and/or officials can easily dictate the outcome of any game with no reprecussion.  Is there really a difference between Basketball and the WWE?

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